Skip to Content

Arnold School of Public Health


 Save the Date!


Details and Call for Abstracts Coming Soon!



UofSC Nutrition Research Day: Share, Discover, Connect

Congratulations to the 2019 awardees of the Nutrition Consortium's annual Research Symposium!

The University of South Carolina’s Nutrition Consortium Annual Symposium, "UofSC Nutrition Research Day: Share, Discover, Connect" was a grand success!

 The symposium seeked to encourage collaboration and generate and communicate knowledge across the spectrum of nutrition research.


 2019 Winners

Abstract and Oral Presentation Student Award

Marilyn Wende, Health Promotion, Education and Behavior


              First Place -      Rodrick Dugger, Exercise Science

              Second Place- Omonefe Omofuma, Epidemiology

                                 Barbara Bujak, Health Promotion, Education and Behavior

       Third Place -  Paul Vecchiarelli, Environmental Health Sciences

                                Nazratun Monalisa, Health Promotion, Education and Behavior

 Five award winners standing next to one another


Give us feedback

We appreciate your attendance and look forward to continuously making the annual symposium a success. Please take a few minutes and provide us with your feedback.

2019 Symposium Agenda 


Symposium Foci

  • Ensuring food security
  • Understanding and influencing food choice for health promotion
  • Assessing dietary patterns in development, health, and disease
  • Promoting maternal, infant, and child nutrition
  • Preventing childhood obesity
  • Developing and using technology to measure and promote healthy dietary intake
  • Evaluating optimal nutrition for healthy aging, peak performance, and chronic disease prevention

About the 2019 Keynote

Dr. Solveig Cunningham is Associate Professor of Global Health at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health, with affiliated appointments in the Division of Nutrition, the Department of Sociology, and the Department of Epidemiology at Emory.  She was trained in Demography and Sociology (PhD), International Development (MSc) and Chronic Disease Epidemiology (Postdoc), with specialization in obesity and diabetes, contextual factors of chronic diseases, and the implications of early life exposure for long-term health. Her research has included work in the U.S., India, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and Europe and employs quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and analysis. Her articles have been published in leading journals, including New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, Social Science and Medicine, and Demography. She has received several recognitions, including the ASPPH/Pfizer Young Investigators Award for Distinguished Research in Public Health for 2015. Her research has generated interest outside of academia, including The New York Times, USA Today, NPR, and NBC Nightly News. Her research has also been engaged in policy discussions, including the American College of Endocrinology Consensus Statement on Obesity.   

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.